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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (IIA)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (IIA)

(Please read Part I before this article) The first part of the article touched upon the defining elements that constitute the paradigm shift created by the Coalition of the Righteous (COR), so it’s time to examine the geopolitical consequences of this game-changing development. Each observation deals either with an analyzed observation or a forecasted scenario, […]

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The Bankster International

By Mark HACKARD (USA)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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The Bankster International

Geopolitical analysis, the art of explaining power relationships through the prism of impersonal geography, can be a helpful tool for observers of the Great Game – but it also has its limitations. A case in point is the renewed US-Russia confrontation. Think tanks and policy insiders easily sell the narrative that from the dark days […]

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A Eurasian gas bombshell

By Alexander SOTNICHENKO (Russia)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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A Eurasian gas bombshell

At the Dec. 1 joint press conference held by the leaders of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin announced that Russia was abandoning its ambitious South Stream project that would have significantly increased the supply of gas to Europe, sidestepping Ukraine. The expanded gas exports will now travel south – through Turkey. To what extent does […]

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¥uan and Waterloo of Petro$ (II)

By Ari RUSILA (Finland)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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¥uan and Waterloo of Petro$ (II)

Part I The BRICS The BRICS met in 2013 in Durban, South Africa, to, among other steps, create their own credit rating agency, sidelining the “biased agendas” of the Moody’s/Standard & Poor’s variety. They endorsed plans to create a joint foreign exchange reserves pool. Initially it will include US$100 billion. It’s called a self-managed contingent […]

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The Reverse Brzezinski: The Ultimate Eurasian Dilemma (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

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The Reverse Brzezinski: The Ultimate Eurasian Dilemma (I)

Introduction: A global shift in US strategy is currently underway, with America transitioning from the ‘world policeman’ to the Lead From Behind mastermind. This fundamental shift essentially entails the US moving from a majority forward-operating military to a defensive stay-behind force. Part of this transformation is the reduction of the conventional military and its replacement […]

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US’ Eurasian Objectives and the Afghan War

By Salman RAFI SHEIKH (Pakistan)

Monday, March 18, 2013

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US’ Eurasian Objectives and the Afghan War

Since 19th century, super powers have been ‘playing’ the Great Game in the region lying across Central, Southern and South-western Asia. During that ‘Game’ Afghanistan, which strategically connects these geographical segments of Asia, has historically been the heartland for British and Russian manoeuvres and struggle for control over Central Asia in the 19th and early […]

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Zbigniew Brzezinski As a Mirror of American Devolution (I)

By Dmitry MININ (Russia)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

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Zbigniew Brzezinski As a Mirror of American Devolution (I)

A thirty-year plan accomplished in fifteen years The year 2012, among other things, was marked by a publication of fundamental importance in terms of understanding the processes occurring in the world and the U.S.: the book by Zbigniew Brzezinski «Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power» (pdf). The author is known to be extremely […]

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The Integration of Eurasia and Berlin

By Natalia MEDEN (Germany)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

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The Integration of Eurasia and Berlin

«Today we’re partners, but not friends» – said Russian ambassador to Germany Vladimir Grinin meeting journalists from different countries in Berlin by the end of April. After many years of assurances that the both countries are strategic partners, the opinion mainly expressed by Russian politicians, one should welcome the more sober assessment of Russia-Germany relations. […]

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Why Putin Is Driving Washington Nuts

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brasil)

Friday, March 9, 2012

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Why Putin Is Driving Washington Nuts

Forget the past (Saddam, Osama, Gaddafi) and the present (Assad, Ahmadinejad). A bet can be made over a bottle of Petrus 1989 (the problem is waiting the next six years to collect); for the foreseeable future, Washington’s top bogeyman – and also for its rogue North Atlantic Treaty Organization partners and assorted media shills – […]

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The Arab Revolutions as an Anti-China Scheme

By Vitaly BILAN (Ulraine)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

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The Arab Revolutions as an Anti-China Scheme

We can, of course, find our own objective social and economic causes for any given process. Various analysts have already identified a great number for the so-called “Arab revolutions.” However, if we view the situation from a global standpoint, we see that the further things progress the clearer their anti-China bent becomes. A new “Great […]

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